SuSE 10 Security Update : Xorg (ZYPP Patch Number 7126)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49934
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThe X.Org X11 Server was updated to fix several bugs and 2 security issues :
- This fix adds a workaround for overlapping stacks and heaps in case of OOM conditions.This workaround is necessary if the kernel is not properly adding guard or gap-pages below the stack. (CVE-2010-2240)
- The fbComposite function in fbpict.c in the Render extension in the X server in X.Org X11R7.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted request, related to an incorrect macro definition. (CVE-2010-1166)
Non-Security Bugs fixed :
- Fix some shortcomings in the Xdmcp implementation. It used to suppress loopback addresses from the list of potential display addresses to report to xdm, even when talking to xdm through a loopback address. Now only display addresses of the same kind as the xdm connection are reported to xdm.
- This most notably helps Xvnc servers contacting the local xdm, because they were severely affected by the suppression of
SolutionApply ZYPP patch number 7126.